Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


So, Mr. Index, what news with you?
Fielding.—The Author’s Preface, Act II. Scene 4.

What act
That roars so loud, and thunders in the index?
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 4. (The Queen to Hamlet.)

And readers call their lost attention home,
Led by that index where true genius shines.
Shenstone.—Elegy II. Verse 9.

Get a thorough insight into the index by which the whole book is governed and turned like fishes, by the tail.
Swift.—Tale of a Tub, Sec. 7.